Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's a GIRL!

Had my 3D ultrasound yesterday to find out the gender. We are having another GIRL! I'm so excited. I have another scheduled for June 23rd at the doctor's office so I should have another confirmation then on the gender. I am also going for a couple more ultrasounds later on in my pregnancy. One back at the 3D ultrasound place we went to yesterday and the second appointment will be at a different 3D ultrasound place that I got a gift certificate for. I'm so glad that I have all these opportunites to see my little girl before she arrives.

Here are the ultrasound photos.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

16 weeks today

The baby is the size of an avocado, 4 1/2 inches, and weighs 3 1/2 ounces this week. I get to find out the sex this Saturday at the 3D ultrasound place Special Delivery Imaging.

Today was the day that I shared my story of Brinley with a class of medical students at work so I decided to record my baby's heartbeat this morning to make me feel better and so my family and friends could hear it too. That video is below. If you skip to the end you will hear the heartbeat. I couldn't get a good reading to come up on the Doppler to tell how fast it was but it is defiantly strong.

Four more weeks until I'm half way there!

Oh and don't forget there are only two more days left to cast your vote for the sex of my baby.
Vote on the right hand side ----->

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dr visit today (15 w 1d)

Summary of below... went to doctor and everything was fine except for a little infection that I have medicine for.

**Warning may be TMI (To much information)**

So yesterday I had a pain in my abdomen when I went to turn over in bed but it went away pretty quick. Later that day I had some blood when I went to the bathroom but it was only that one time. I called the doctor and they scheduled me to come in today instead of my appointment I had scheduled for next Monday. After I got home I pulled out the dopplor and found the baby's heartbeat so I knew the baby was alright. I actually got a reading to come up for the first time which had the baby's heartbeat just over 150 bpm.

So today we went and first thing the nurse did was check for the heartbeat and it was there, good and strong. She didn't tell me how fast it was but she did point out when there was a kick while she checked it. This nurse, Patty, is great. She was so wonderful after I had Brinley and I was happy to have her today. She did tell me I could come by anytime I was nervous or having a bad day to hear the heartbeat. This made me cry a little because she was the first person to tell me this. I probably won't since I can listen from home but it was nice to know I could walk in and ask for her at anytime. I love that nurse!

So she checked everything out on me and said it was all good. Nothing to worry about. I had to meet with the doctor so the could check me out down there because of the bleeding. The doctor said my cervix was longer and thick which is supposed to be good but she was concerned about some irritation she could see so she checked that out. Turns out I have a yeast infection which is pretty common during pregnancy so I have some medicine I have to take.

**End of warning** 

I have been really emotional the last couple of weeks. Crying at almost everything, commercials, nothing to wear, and the way the sun is shining or nothing at all. I hate feeling like I have to cry and not knowing why.

My other symptoms have subsided so I'm feeling much better and not as tired.

My next appointment is scheduled for the 28th with the 3D ultrasound people then another month for my doctor appointment.

This week the baby's eyelids are still fused shut but he/she should be able to detect light if I shine a flashlight at my tummy.

Monday, May 16, 2011

14 weeks 5 days

So as I sit here hungry yet again I figured I would write a little update about how I've been feeling. I have officially made it out of the 1st trimester! Yay, go me!! The nausea is finally gone, mostly... I'm not feeling as tired and I can tell my belly is getting bigger.

Oddly enough I have been craving pickles and eating them a lot. I even gave the ice cream and pickles combo a try and it wasn't so bad. I haven't been able to eat steak or pork ribs so far. Mark cooked them both over the last week and a half but just the smell of them made me sick. Last time I was pregnant I couldn't eat chicken but this time I think that is the only meat I can eat.

My doctor visits are still a month apart and I'm wishing they would schedule me for every two weeks.I like having the heart Doppler at home because it helps me get through between appointments. I don't use it everyday and it is still hard to find the heartbeat sometimes but it helps calm my nerves when I do find it.My next doctor appointment is next Monday the 23rd first thing in the morning so I'm starting to get anxious.

I have an appointment setup for the 28th to get a 3d ultrasound done for gender determination. I will be 16 weeks and 3 days along when I go which sounds a little early to be able to tell but they seem to think that they can tell that early so that is when I'm going. I can't wait to find out what I'm having. I will post pictures when I get them.

As for my weight gain, I think I have been doing pretty good there. I am only supposed to gain < 15 lbs this whole pregnancy since I am overweight, technically obese, and so far I don't think I've gained anything. I think I have even lost a couple of pounds, probably from not eating because I sure haven't been exercising. I do plan to start working out I just have to convince my legs to get up and do it. lol

Anyway not much else to report except that I finished this last semester of school with 3 As and a B! I'm glad that semester is over and I am getting ready to begin the summer semester later this week. I will be taking two classes over the summer so hopefully it will fly by quickly.

Happy Monday Everyone!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother to two + 1

Today is Mother's Day. As I sit here writing this I am a mother to an angel, Brinley Nicole Moore, and to the life that is growing inside of me, Little Bird. I am also a step-mother to my husband's daughter who lives with us. Four years ago I became a step-mother and although I have been helping to raise her I haven't really felt like a mother or felt that I deserved to be told Happy Mother's Day simply because of this. Then last year I was pregnant with Brinley over Mother's Day so I considered that my first official Mother's Day. This year I am without my baby and am pregnant once again. It is a little strange to know that I should have an eight month old here with me today but all I have are empty arms. I look forward to the day I finally get to hold my baby.

So anyway I didn't intend for this post to go down the Brinley road but the fact is that Brinley and Little Bird are connected and so from time to time the two blogs will merge. I have so much love for both Brinley and for the life growing inside of me. I want to go hear Little Bird's heartbeat today but am afraid to listen to it today in case it isn't there it would ruin this special day so I will wait till tomorrow.

Last year I had found out the sex of Brinley just before Mother's Day. I won't find out the sex of Little Bird until May 28th. I have an appointment with the 3D imaging place for a gender verification. So I'm posting a poll to see what everyone thinks this baby will be... go post your vote on the side bar!

Happy Mother's Day!